Monthly results on the number of overseas visitors to the UK, earnings from overseas visits, UK residents visits abroad, and their expenditure.



The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for Overseas travel and tourism, monthly provisional results: Mar 2017

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access Granted ToOrganisationPeriod
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and SportDCMS21 hrs
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and HeritageDCMS21 hrs
Private Secretary to the Secretary of StateDCMS21 hrs
Policy AdvisorDCMS21hrs
Senior Communications OfficerDCMS21hrs
Senior Communications OfficerDCMS21hrs
Head of Insight and ResearchVisit Britain21 hrs
Market Intelligence SpecialistVisit Britain21 hrs
Strategy and Communications DirectorVisit Britain21 hrs
Head of MediaVisit Britain21 hrs